By MATT BLOIS
A plan for a new subdivision in Nolensville prompted some questions from residents at a Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting on July 5.
The board held a public hearing on a plan for the 250-home subdivision between Rocky Fork Road and York Road, taking note of concerns about traffic.
The board didn’t take any action on the proposal at the meeting. It will need to vote on the project at a future Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting.
During the public hearing, several residents expressed concern that the new development would bring more cars to Rocky Fork Road and York Road as well, as surrounding subdivisions.
“I noticed that there’s no road improvements on Rocky Fork or other major roads,” Nolensville resident Chris Nagy said. “Are we going to end up with another Sunset in this situation, where it’s got to be widened in 10 years?”
Mayor Jimmy Alexander said there will be a traffic study for this project and that the developer will be required to do whatever is warranted to accommodate increased traffic.
The project will cover 175 acres, and includes a road connecting Rocky Fork Road and York Road. The connecting road has two roundabouts to slow down traffic passing through the subdivision.
The subdivision has a higher density of homes than are normally allowed in this type of zoning. The developer was allowed to exceed the maximum density because it plans to build a greenway trail through the subdivision.
At the meeting, the board also awarded a contract for project to install sidewalk improvements and bike lanes along Creekside Drive from Mill Creek Lane to Cowan Drive.
The town received a grant to pay for the project several years ago.